Daphine Lamb-Perrilliat, Residents United Network Leader, EBHO
Daphine Lamb-Perrilliat was drawn to advocacy when she started working with the East Bay Housing Organization (EBHO) in 2016. Participating in RUN training sessions and the annual Lobby Day, she wanted to play a bigger role in helping to move state legislation that could realize solutions on a much larger scale. Seeing people experiencing homelessness, she sees the creation of more affordable housing as an essential part of the solution. She comments, “California has the resources. It’s just how they’re allocated and prioritized….It happens through laws which is why, at RUN, we work on policies…to be in RUN is to have a voice in politics and push for solutions we know will work.” Daphine is a Board Member and Resident Community Organizer with East Bay Housing Organization, Member of Alameda County Measure A1 Committee, Resident United Network Organizer/Leader. Daphine understands that creating a path to stability starts with a secure place to call home which is why she is working with organizations that advocate for affordable housing through the legislative process . She says, “Providing a home meets a basic human need. It provides a foundation where people can begin to rebuild their lives, find a job, and have a decent living.” She wants the State of California to earmark funds to provide affordable, supportive housing enabling people to forge a new life for themselves and their children. A stable home is an essential before a person can concentrate on learning new skills or securing a job. Prior to her volunteer work Daphine is a retiree of 40 years working in Mental Health, providing clinical services to children and adults. There was an overwhelming need for housing which required extensive resourcing for housing and shelter, for clients and their families. She was also the Mental Health Program Manager for a Re-Entry Program that focused on previously incarcerated men and women. Daphine graduated from the College of Ethnic Studies San Francisco State University acquiring a Bachelors of Arts degree in Africana Studies.